This looks safe, right?
(The pic's from Halloween time, but a similar thing is going on right now.)
"I grew up knowing full well how mean girls can torture their classmates. But the retaliations and responses my mother helped me craft were mostly snappy retorts and eye rolling and trying not to care. Amidst the seven years of phone call hang-ups and lies and gossip and insults, the prospect of physical violence never once occurred to me. Now, I feel both protective and lost in guiding my son through the strange world of standing up for yourself."
I hate fights. I don't want to see them in movies, much less in person. It literally turns my stomach. I can't imagine my boys being in a fist fight, and knowing how insane kids-- and many parents apparently-- are, I'm even more frightened.
You can teach your son to walk away, but if the other kid follows and fights...well then he has to know, at least to some extent, how to fight. I suppose this writer took the right path by talking extensively about it, and then enrolling her child in self-defense martial arts classes.
With a love of children and a passion for reading and writing, Kelly decided to share her experiences with others through the pages of the Crib Notes book and site.
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